We are finishing an art project that uses multi-media to alter an appropriated image. We studied other artists (fine & guerrilla) that appropriate art. We explored art we admired. We chose a particular artwork image to appropriate and made tape transfers of them. Students then created a multi-layered work using all kinds of media and techniques to alter the chosen image.
As we finish I am asking students to creatively explore their expression through writing. What are they trying to say with their piece? This is a one day writing lesson.
APPROPRIATED AND ALTERED ART
SHoM – “Express”
Write a creative short story narrative (3 paragraphs) about your artwork. You took someone else’s idea and made it your own. Now make connections to your inner self. Choose one of the prompts below to help you connect with your creative side via writing. Make sure you have a beginning, middle of story with climax of action, and an ending. Be DRAMATIC!
Remember, this is inspired by your artwork.
- · Think of what emotion your artwork expresses. Make that your title. Now imagine an event that has caused you to have that emotion. Describe that event as though you are telling your best friend all about it. Start your story with, “Dear ________ (insert best friend’s name)
- · “I have an idea!” Perhaps your art is about an important belief or idea you have that everyone MUST know. Tell us what that idea is (ex: horrors of war). Pretend you have just won the Nobel Prize for Greatest Idea Ever. Give your acceptance speech and explain your idea and why it is so important for all of the world to know. Start with “Thank you judges and people of the world, it is important that we all understand….”
- · Choose a central image in your artwork. Make this your starting point. Make up a story about this image. What is happening? Who is it happening to? Describe in detail what big situation has occurred that your image illustrates. Pretend you are reading a bedtime story aloud to someone. Start with, “Once upon a time there was a ….”
- · “In the news”, Pretend your image illustrates some amazing thing that has just happened and you are reading about it in the news. What happened? Who did it happen to? Where did it happen? Describe it so that we know why it is newsworthy. Come up with a snappy title like newspapers have.
WRITE THIS ON A SHEET OF PAPER.
REMEMBER TO WRITE THE ASSIGNMENT TITLE AND YOUR NAME
GIVE THE STORY A TITLE
HAND IN AT THE END OF CLASS.